Friday, August 28, 2009

The Chicken Whisperer

He's been doing it since he was 3 years old. Joshua McCarthy, now 8, curious as to what would happen if he rolled one of the family chickens, (the late) Crooked Beak, on its back. Crooked Beak stayed put. His mother had been watching out the window; she thought he'd killed the chicken. Crooked Beak died a couple of years later, but not from anything Joshua had done. Joshua can do this with lots of chickens (his record is four at once), and he once got Sunny, a member of the current family flock, to stay on her back for 10 minutes. I see a future for him in Middle East peace talks or marriage counseling.

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